The blog, “The Stuff of Success“, recently reviewed our natural, plant-based sweetener Lite&Sweet. With the negative effects of sugar, many people look for other alternatives. However, some natural sweeteners leave you with a bitter aftertaste or may leave you with some gastrointestinal issues. Lite&Sweet, however, is different. It is a blend of pharmaceutical grade erythritol and xylitol. The combination of these two sweeteners results in rapid absorption in the small intestine and no undesirable laxative effects. It can also be replaced in a 1:1 ratio with sugar.
Best of all is the amount of calories Lite&Sweet has compared to sugar. Lite&Sweet boasts a mere four calories per teaspoon. Sugar has 18. Lite&Sweet also has a low glycemic index of three. Contrast that to sugar’s glycemic index of 85. Because Lite&Sweet is metabolized without insulin, diabetics are now free to enjoy sweets made with xylitol.
Athena, the author of the post, decided to make a summertime lemonade with the natural sweetener. And she plans to buy the sugar alternative more often in the future. She also has plans to make delicious, toasted pecans.